Best Of 2008: Reissues

rem2bEditor Eric T. Miller picks his favorite reissues, collections and live albums of the year: R.E.M. (pictured), the Smiths, the Clash and more.

First, the actual reissues:
1) R.E.M. Murmur [Universal]
2) THE REPLACEMENTS Let It Be and Tim [Rhino]
3) U2 War [Universal]
4) THE LEMONHEADS It’s A Shame About Ray [Rhino]
5) MUDHONEY Superfuzz Bigmuff [Sub Pop]
6) BECK Odelay [Universal]
7) PAVEMENT Brighten The Corners [Matador]
8) DAMON & NAOMI More Sad Hits [20/20/20]
9) MISSION OF BURMA Signals, Calls And Marches [Matador]
10) MOGWAI Young Team [Chemikal Underground]

Next, the collections:
The Sound Of [Rhino]
2) ROBYN HITCHCOCK & THE EGYPTIANS Luminous Groove [Yep Roc]
3) BELLE AND SEBASTIAN The BBC Sessions [Matador]
4) THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN The Power Of Negative Thinking [Rhino]
5) PORTASTATIC Some Small History [Merge]

Finally, the live albums:
1) THE CLASH Live At Shea Stadium [Sony/Legacy]
2) DAVID BOWIE Live Santa Monica ’72 [EMI]
3) WEEN At The Cat’s Cradle, 1992 [MVD]
4) NEIL YOUNG Sugar Mountain: Live At Canterbury House 1968 [Reprise]
5) LOU REED Berlin: Live At St. Ann’s Warehouse [Matador]

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